I went to the MLK march here in San Antonio this weekend and got some pretty awesome shots. It is very refreshing to see such a large group of people being so active. Seeing people demonstrate their thoughts and express themselves is something that gets me excited about where I live. It is inspiring to see a whole crowd of people marching all the way in to the horizon. In a society where we live inside of our screens it is nice to see people making art, playing music together, and gathering for a cause.
One thing that I thought was odd about the march though were the corporate posters and signs. Bankers crashed the economy. Walmart exploits the welfare system. It is comical to see their logos, the symbols of modern day class oppression, on big banners marching in celebration of triumph over racial oppression. These companies should be more respectful and not try to just exploit the fact that there are a lot of eyeballs at an event. Wtf?
Despite the strange corporate promotions the march was an awesome event and I will definitely attend next year.
Watch the dream speech now
If you have not watched the dream speech for a while then give it a watch now below. I actually watch this video pretty often to get inspired. None of my problems are as big as the problems they faced back then. Looking at a single man lead so many people just with his words helps me put a better perspective on my life.